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Happy New Year! The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk of 2012 is tomorrow, January 6th, 2012! Come on down to the Chinatown/Downtown from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with after hour activities until 2:00 am) and visit the galleries and merchants and enjoy their impressive array of exhibits and events.
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| FEATURES AND HIGHLIGHTS|
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| Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday (1/6/2012 - 6 - 9pm)|
Join us for First Friday this January 6th at the Hawaii State Art Museum. Dayton Watanabe will be playing Hawaiian slack key guitar, or ki ho alu, to soothe your senses and relax your mind as you stroll leisurely through our Diamond Head, Ewa and Sculpture Lobby Galleries. Hang out in our Courtyard and watch the stars go by. More...
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| SOHO Mixed Media Bar ENTER THE DRAGON (1/6/2012 - 5pm - 9pm)|
Featuring some great artists! More...
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| Dancers Unlimited - Popping Workshop & 1st First Friday Cipher (1/6/2012 - Workshop 7:30-9:00pm - Cipher - 9pm-until)|
First Friday Featuring one of US's most respected popper & Hawaii's street dancers. An evening of dancing, featuring one of US's most talented popper and some of Hawaii's own freestyle dancers. Jump in the cipher or come and watch how Hawaii gets down. More...
| Louis Pohl Gallery Featuring - Featuring Linda Bachrach and Hands Loffel (1/6/2012 - 5pm - 9pm) - The collection of works displayed at the Louis Pohl Gallery is as diverse as it is dynamic due to the spectrum of art venues featured in the gallery due to a unique collaboration of its resident artists. More...|
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| Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe Featuring Psychic Readers, Art And Free Food (1/6/2012 - 5 P.M. - 11 P.M.) - Pacific Gateway Center will feature three psychic readers, who will be available to do individual readings and new year predictions for a small fee. Guests may also browse and purchase cultural creations and food items made by local vendors. Free pupus and wine tasting will also be provided while supplies last. More...|
| One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard (1/6/2012 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm)|
The Mendonca Building's Courtyard will be open in January new artists and an Underground Graffiti Exhibit on the ground floor. More...
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| Goodwill "Martin Luther King" Sale Get 15% OF- January 16, 2012 - Get your coupon here! More...|
| Owens & Co. - Owens & Co. is a unique boutique located in the Chinatown Arts district of Honolulu. Owens & Co. offers a fantastic collection of home accessories, gifts, as well as vintage items. Please stop by to check out the shop. More...|
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| PROFILES OF THE MONTH|
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| PROFILES OF THE MONTH - |
| Hawaii State Art Museum (808) 586-0307|
The Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawaii.
| Hank Taufaasau (808) 526-1410|
Taufaasau is regarded primarily for his bold renderings of Polynesian people.
| Candace D. Fenander 808-235-5406|
Watercolor and pastel paintings, land and seascapes, animals and florals
| Darla Smith - Aloha Island Photography 808-341-2219|
Hawaii's Only Exclusive Newborn & Baby Photographer
| Downbeat Diner and Lounge 808-533-2328|
American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything.
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| CALENDAR/EVENTS - More...|
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - 6 - 9pm|
Join us for First Friday this January 6th at the Hawaii State Art Museum. Dayton Watanabe will be playing Hawaiian slack key guitar, or ki ho alu, to soothe your senses and relax your mind as you stroll leisurely through our Diamond Head, Ewa and Sculpture Lobby Galleries. Hang out in our Courtyard and watch the stars go by.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Art Exhibition - Andrew Rose Gallery - 6-9pm|
ANDREW ROSE GALLERY focusses on presenting important contemporary as well as vintage art with significant connections to Hawai‘i. Its roster of professional, museum-quality artists exhibited in solo and group shows in Hawai'i since 1978, and was the leader of the Aloha Ho'omaluhia artists' group from 1985 to 1998.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - SOHO Mixed Media Bar ENTER THE DRAGON - 5pm - 9pm|
Featuring some great artists!
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Educational - Dancers Unlimited - Popping Workshop & 1st First Friday Cipher - Workshop 7:30-9:00pm - Cipher - 9pm-until|
First Friday Featuring one of US's most respected popper & Hawaii's street dancers. An evening of dancing, featuring one of US's most talented popper and some of Hawaii's own freestyle dancers. Jump in the cipher or come and watch how Hawaii gets down.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Exhibit - Louis Pohl Gallery - 5pm - 9pm|
Featuring Estelle Green, Takeo and Eric Chandler
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Special Event - Super Citizen Featuring Modern Philosophy Jewelry - 5pm-9pm|
A Sustainable Lifestyle store offering alternative choices to your everyday purchases.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Soho Mixed Media Bar - Party Zone - Music/Dance - 9pm - 2am|
Come out to SOHO after hours (9-2AM) for one of the biggest parties of the night
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe Featuring Psychic Readers, Art And Free Food - 5 P.M. - 11 P.M.|
Pacific Gateway Center will feature three psychic readers, who will be available to do individual readings and new year predictions for a small fee. Guests may also browse and purchase cultural creations and food items made by local vendors. Free pupus and wine tasting will also be provided while supplies last.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard - 5:30pm - 9:30pm|
The Mendonca Building's Courtyard will be open in January new artists and an Underground Graffiti Exhibit on the ground floor.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Shopping - Shop Bop & Grind! First Friday! - 6-9pm|
Music that'll make you bop while you shop, delicious grinds and local goods make this outdoor bazaar a snugly fit block party in Chaplain Lane. the808wonderland and Jet Boy/Jet Girl proudly team up with Mercury Bar and Hole In The Wall to present Shop Bop & Grind every First Friday!
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Shopping - Art - Mish Mash Shop Featuring Collaborative ARt by Jason Niebauer , AntiDee, Unseen Press - 5-9pm|
Vintage Collections , Reclaim your stye! Here you will find a MiSH MaSH of items either recycled for a second chance or reconstructed into something completely new.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Exhibit - Chinatown Boardroom - 5pm - 9pm|
Surf Boutique / Art Gallery featuring custom one-of-a-kind surfboards and Lowbrow art by local and international artists.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Special Event - Island Keepsakes - 5:00 pm - 10pm|
A specialty gift shop featuring an outstanding selection of local made products of all kinds. Plus personal, friendly service.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - First Friday @ Ong King - 5pm-2AM|
Leading edge arts, culture and entertainment
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - OTTO CAKE at Chinatown's First Friday - 5-9pm|
OTTO CAKE will be serving up its fresh-baked specialty cheesecakes and coffees. Featuring "hawaii family portraits" by mike ang.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Indigo - Martini Madness - 4pm-6pm & First Friday Party - 4-6pm|
Home Of The Original Downtown Chinatown $4 Martini's
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Social/Art - bambuTwo - 5pm - 2am|
Happy hour 4-8 pm - 8-close 5.00 sex on the beach 5.00 beer bottles
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Entertainment - Dragon Upstairs - 10 - 2am|
First Friday party!
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Shopping - Owens & Co.|
10% OFF SPECIAL! Owens & Co. is a unique boutique located in the Chinatown Arts district of Honolulu. Owens & Co. offers a fantastic collection of home accessories, gifts, as well as vintage items. Please stop by to check out the shop.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Entertainment - First Friday Street Roda by Capoeira Cordão de Ouro - 8PM - 10PM|
If you have never seen Capoeira live, this is a great chance to see it with your own eyes. Bring your good Axé (energy) to the roda!
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Black Cat Tattoo Studio - 6:00 PM|
Honolulu's only Tattoo Parlor-Art Gallery,featuring a wide variety of creative ,original art on a monthly basis Celebrating First Friday's with live tattooing, live music,amazing artist ... and cocktails!
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - HASR Wine Co. Wine Tasting - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
Retail Wine Store specializing in California Wines that are Highly Allocated and Exclusive. Also proud owners of 15 one-of-a-kind Premiere Napa Valley Wines in the World.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Christy Fujii Gallery - 5pm -9pm|
All of Christy Fujii's paintings are originals. A natural at art, Christy developed her talent at an early age. In her childhood years, she would sketch portraits and images from her hometown Gyongju in South Korea.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Boutique - Roberta Oaks - 5pm - 9pm|
Dedicated to supporting ethical practices and a sustainable economy and planet, Roberta Oaks, Hawaii is a brand with conscience. Eco-fabrics like bamboo jersey and organic cotton are mixed with boldprints in funky colors.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Floterior - 5pm -9pm|
Featuring an exceptional collection of EurAsian, floral-themed décor personally created and selected by award-winning Master Flower Designer and certified Interior Space Designer Yoshie "Aya" Anzai, AIFD.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Hanks Cafe Honolulu - 5pm - 2am|
First Friday party!
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Art Exhibition - ThirtyNineHotel Presents: Go Bang Party - 9pm|
A few readers might know that thirtyninehotel's First Friday party, Go Bang! takes its name from the Arthur Russell song of the same name.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Art Exhibition - ThirtyNineHotel Art Featuring La Mirada and Dan Diaz - 5-9pm|
39 Chambers Artist Residency Program presents (39 CARP) presents La Mirada. Site Specific Mixed Media Murals by Dan Diaz
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Social - Indigo Lounge - 9pm - 2am|
Chinatown's Late Night Hot Spot
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Next Door - 9pm-2am|
NEXTDOOR is a nightclub and art venue in Honolulu, Hawaii's Chinatown.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - The Venue - 6pm - 2am|
8-close 5.00 sex on the beach, 5.00 beer bottles, - guinness, red stripe, newcastle, heineken, heineken light, sam adams oktoberfest, hawaii nui lager, amber, brown ale, corona, amstel light and bison ipa
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Aloha Tower Marketplace First Friday - 5pm-2am|
20% off coupon, art, entertainment, shops, restaurants, clothing, jewelry and more.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Special Event - Downbeat Diner and Lounge - FIRST FRIDAY - 5-2am|
American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Hukilau Honolulu First Friday - 6pm - 9pm|
Free concert, drink specials and try our new mojito menu and sushi specials. 1st friday will have live music from 6-830pm. We also have happy hour all night every friday, which includes $3 flavored martinis and house wine, and bud light, $4 draft beers, and discounted pupus.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - Manifest First Friday - 5pm -9pm|
Kimie Kauikeolani Miner is native born to the islands, representing Hawaii, Kimie grew up with Hawaiian, reggae, and soul influences.
|January - Friday, 1/6/2012 - First Friday @ The Loft - 5pm-2AM|
| FIRST FRIDAY NEWS|
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Honolulu Chinatown Improvement Plans
The Chinatown Business & Community Association President tells how they are trying to make positive changes that will benefit residents, visitors and businesses in Honolulu's vibrant Chinatown.
First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Fresh Cafe January 5th, 2012
An evening of performance poetry, music, and live art hosted by Kealoha. Featuring Kit Yan (HBO's Asians Aloud)
University Of Hawaii Art Gallery Exhibition - Residual
A thesis exhibition by Katie Small - In 1999 artist Katie Small found herself caught in the aftermath of post-war Kosovo, a country reeling from ethnic cleansing. Exhibition begins Sunday the 8th of January at 12:00pm with reception 3-5pm
Warren Stenberg artwork featured in George Clooney movie "The Descendants"
The impressionistic painting is a 30" x 24" oil on board titled "Mt. Olomana, Waimanalo Backroads View" painted in 2009.
University Of Hawaii Art Gallery Spring 2012 Exhibition Schedule
The University of Hawaii Art Gallery is pleased to present its exhibition schedule for spring 2012.
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts JANUARY 2012 Newsletter
There are features on the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts' new director Eva Laird Smith, a profile of Ron Yamakawa, the "Second Saturday" event with percussionist and Teaching Artist Michael Wall on Saturday, January 14th; and the "Art Lunch" lecture presented by professional dancer and Teaching Artist Mimi Wisnosky on Tuesday, January 31st.
Art Instruction Video / DVD - Realistic Painting Presale Package by Patrick Ching - NOW SHIPPING
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'For the Love of Art': Art Exhibit at Pauahi Tower Gallery
On display from December 10, 2011 to January 6, 2012.
ANDREW ROSE GALLERY to open at Bishop Square's Pauahi Tower
ANDREW ROSE GALLERY is proud to present LINDA K NE: N MAHINA, an exhibition of paintings from the last two years inspired by the artist s travels in the American Mid-West and personal memories of Hawai i. Opening Friday, January 13, 2012.
Brasserie Du Vin January 2012 Events
Brasserie Du Vin's January 2012 music, special dinners and tasting.
Live Music Every at bambuTwo - January 2012 Schedule
Each week a mix solo musicians, duets, and trios, along with DJs featured.
University Of Hawai'i Art Gallery - Exhibition - 34th Annual Graduate Exhibition
This exciting exhibition is part of a demanding course of study, production, and review, highlighting the work of students currently enrolled in the MFA program. New works in glass, painting, photography, fiber, printmaking.
ceramics, sculpture, installation, and intermedia are featured.
FAX an exhibition at the University of Hawaii Art Gallery
This show displaces traditional notions of the hand still commonly associated with the medium of drawing, and instead foregrounds drawing as a generative process.
Open Forum Art Exhibition Opens at The Kahala - Surfing Art Collaboration between Dan Merkel and Harald-M. Lehnardt
This art exhibition marks the first display of the artists' new Hawaiian Legends Series.
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